Summary: I'm a long-time PC gamer. I've been distracted for a few years from gaming, and wanted to get back into it ... but a desktop doesn't fit my lifestyle any more. I know a laptop can be a stretch, but I'm comfortable making it work. Although the CPU is a tad under-powered for the current gen, the GTX 260 can't be found anywhere at the price I found it here. I read some reviews about some annoying software which was installed, so I set out and quickly cleaned everything up.
Summary: Definitely get a laptop cooler for the quadcore processor, but this has everything you'd need for a useful computer for a couple of years. However, this laptop is more of portable desktop, the battery just lasts so that you can move it from outlet to outlet.